DESIGN THINKING MINDSET

Everything we do at DevSoft is characterized by a Design Thinking mindset. We ensure that every employee, no matter their specialty or department, follows these principles and applies them to their daily work. Our software engineers are the top 1% in the market. A team of such developers working with this method is our guarantee of excellence.

We follow the five steps of the Stanford Design School: Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype and Test.

Whenever possible, we apply each of these steps. When circumstances don’t allow it, we retain the philosophy and aim: To innovate and simplify in order to make the highest quality software in the most efficient way possible.

We are aware, however, that there’s no silver bullet and that every project has different needs and demands a specific team structure and method of work. This is why at DevSoft we have specialized teams trained in seven different methodologies, covering a wide range of functions and strengths.

SCRUM

Priorization - Collaboration - Iteration

Every one of our teams is led by a certified Scrum Master who ensures that every project is guided by these principles.

We rapidly prioritize tasks, divide responsibilities efficiently and time-box every element. We revise and correct our course continuously through Sprints and iterations. Providing our talented developers with organized and efficient leaders is one of the keys to our success.
During complex projects, teams working with this methodology hold daily Scrum meetings, keeping track of done and pending tasks with the best available project management tools and software.

During these brief and efficient meetings, we focus on the 3 essential questions of Scrum:

  1. What did you accomplish since the last meeting?
  2. What are you working on until the next meeting?
  3. What is getting in your way?

In short sprints, our teams are able to continuously re-prioritize tasks and reduce the product backlog with consistent efficiency.

AGILE

Software that works - Customer involvement - Adaptive to change

We guarantee early and continuous delivery of flawless software by generating the right environment, keeping our developers motivated, focused and trusting their judgment and expertise to do the job.

Agile is our standard practice for services-oriented projects, code and design deliverables. Our teams employ it when the client’s involvement is crucial for development or when the product’s features and functions are not set on stone and there are margins to improve and adapt. Through small incremental changes we test and advance swiftly towards the end product while remaining flexible to evolving circumstances and initial plan modifications.

DEVOPS

Measurement - Automation - Culture

If we can measure it, we can improve it. If we can automate, we can focus on the hard work. If we develop the culture, all this will happen on its own.

The backbone of our standard of excellence are DevOps principles. We trust our talented developers, we embrace the innovation they bring, we encourage transparency and build cross-functional teams that never lose sight of the KPIs or the passion for achieving them.

For big-scale projects in which both software development and operations teams are present, we use DevOps practices to allow for smoother collaboration and reduced risk down the way. For this, we focus on:

LEAN

Reduce waste - Create knowledge - Optimize

We work with a Lean approach when there’s a need to focus on value and getting things done fast. Our Lean-oriented teams work simply and efficiently and are experts at avoiding resource waste.

By working closely with our clients, determining essential features and understanding the core functions of the product, we are able to deliver complex projects on tight schedules, keeping the code base simple and response times to a minimum.

Our Lean teams stick to the 7 principles of Lean methodology:

PROTOTYPE

User involvement - Quick feedback - Focus on functionality

Our Prototype methodology allows us to give our clients an accurate feeling of the software they are trying to design to better understand the system and identify missing functionalities.

We prioritize user involvement and feedback to create products with great interaction, excellent interface and frictionless user experience. Our clients can see every step of the development to have a vision of what the end-product will be. We rely on the Prototype model for intensive end user interaction products. Online systems and web interfaces are ideal candidates for this, as well as projects when there’s a need for minimal training/ knowledge for the final user.

For this, we follow the 6 classic steps of prototype practice:

XP

Simplicity - Courage - Energetic

Our co-located extended teams are ideal candidates for the Extreme Programming method, due to the dynamically changing situations they face. Pair programming, weekly and quarterly cycles and incremental design are some of the principles our experienced developers practice.

This method allows for cross-functional teams to perform outstandingly on specific projects involving high-risk challenges such as new technologies.

When working with Extreme Programming, we follow 12 of its most common practices:

RAD

Early integration - Adaptability - Compartmentalization

Our teams resort to Rapid Application Development when the software in development relies heavily on user feedback and discoveries made during testing to shape its design and functions.

RAD allows us to respond with extreme malleability in such scenarios and evolve our design as we gather more knowledge about the product’s needs and requirements.

Advantages of using RAD on specific projects:

TECHNOLOGIES WE WORK WITH
Access to a world class software development team
Work with the Top 1% of the market
+1250 projects successfully executed
240,000 applicants each year

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